Scientific evidence links Native American populations to Asia and eastern Siberia populations. American Indians resemble some Asian populations in outward appearance, in the distribution of blood group types, and in genetic composition. Many scientists believe the indigenous peoples that eventually populated the Americas occurred in three separate migrations.
1)Paleo-Indians migration, which includes most Native Americans south of the Canadian border, commenced around 11500 B.C.. 2)The Na-Dene migration occurred between 10000 B.C. and 8000 B.C.. The Athapascan speaking populations of Canada and the United States belong to this group of migrants. From the Athapascan migrants, the Apache and Navajo reached the southwestern United States between 1300 and 1400 A.D.. 3)The third migration around 3000 B.C. included the Aleuts and Eskimos of Alaska, Canada, and the Aleutian Islands. The First Americans
Native Americans by Edward Curtis Edward Curtis
The Los Angeles coastal area was first settled by the Tongva (or Gabrieleños) and Chumash Native American tribes thousands of years ago.
•Their language becameextinct during the 1900s•one of the last Tongvaspeakers Pic taken in 1905
The Chumash are a Native American people whohistorically inhabited the central and southern coastalregions of California, in portions of what is now SanLuis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angelescounties, extending from Morro Bay in the north toMalibu in the south. They also occupied three of theChannel Islands. Modern place names with Chumashorigins include Malibu, Lompoc, Ojai, Pismo Beach,Point Mugu, Port Hueneme, Piru, Lake Castaic,Saticoy, and Simi Valley.Archaeological research demonstrates that they livedalong the southern California Coast for millennia.
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2. What are your thoughts on these two pictures? NATIVE AMERICANS FIGHTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SINCE 1492
3. What are your thoughts about this poster?4. What were the 2 indian groups in L.A.5. What years did the first natives cross into North America? How many migrations?6. What is the name of the land bridge that was used? And why can it not be used today?